Region: Toledo District, Central America
We speak: English
Web site: www.hickatee.com
Hickatee Cottages is an award-winning, bed & breakfast lodge approximately 1.5 miles from the Punta Gorda town. Built in 2005 on 20 acres, it has been created with minimal impact to the environment, and maximum benefit to the community by using local contractors, labor, and suppliers. A small part of the land had been cleared several years before for small-scale farming and it is only this area which has been re-developed for the cottages and the farm. The ‘lion’s share’ of Hickatee Cottages is in its original natural state, with many large trees and lush vegetation and is home to an array of wildlife. We are outside of the Punta Gorda city limits and we are off-grid, predominately solar-powered, with comfortable rooms, a low-key relaxed atmosphere, and personal service.
Our facilities also include Ex-Servicemen’s Bar, which is at the heart of Hickatee Cottages. The building serves as our bar, restaurant, reception, and information center! We have plenty of seating inside to relax with a book from our library or sit at the bar, as well as dining tables on the deck for breakfast and dinner services. Our cozy bar is stocked with local beers and spirits, a small selection of imported wines, and cold soft drinks and juices.
Hickatee Cottages is easily accessible by car, by plane or by bike. While at Hickatee Cottages you feel emerged in a jungle setting, yet we are close enough to the local town for necessary shopping and access to restaurants. The Punta Gorda airstrip is an 8-minute drive from the lodge, which is ideal for any traveler. We pride ourselves on giving excellent value for the money and enjoy sharing our home with every traveler! Our services and amenities include:
We invite you to read more about Hickatee Cottages offerings, services and guest reviews on TripAdvisor, Google and Booking.com. Check out our ebird.org hotspots (1. Hickatee Cottages and Boom Creek Road, 2. Hickatee Lodge to Boom Creek). Better yet, come explore our little piece of heaven and walk the peaceful Boom Creek road and Hickatee Cottages trails to find your lifer!
Hickatee Cottages offers 6 clean and comfortable cottages with rooms ranging in size and price from the smallest, Hickatee Den, up to the Honeymoon Suite, the largest and most private of our rooms. We can accommodate up to 15 guests. Each room has its own entrance and en-suite facilities, including fully screened windows for excellent ventilation, ceiling fans, hot showers and the lovely sounds of our natural jungle. Each cottage includes the basic toiletries and sufficient towels and bedding for a comfortable stay, and a locked safe.
Each of our cottages are within a jungle setting, perfect for the novice to expert birder. Each cottage and main house verandahs serve as excellent birding spots for those that want to start early within the central grounds.